Towong, Victoria

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Towong
Victoria
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Towong Memorial Hall
Towong is located in Shire of Towong
Towong
Towong
Location in Shire of Towong, Victoria
Coordinates 36°07′34″S 147°59′13″E / 36.12611°S 147.98694°E / -36.12611; 147.98694Coordinates: 36°07′34″S 147°59′13″E / 36.12611°S 147.98694°E / -36.12611; 147.98694
Population 281 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3707
LGA(s) Shire of Towong
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Towong is a bounded rural locality of the Shire of Towong local government area in Victoria, Australia. Towong is on the Murray River close to Corryong. At the 2006 census, Towong had a population of 281.[1]

History[edit]

Towong Post Office opened on 10 January 1882 and closed in 1994.[2]

Towong Turf Club[edit]

Towong is home to the historic Towong Turf Club, hosting thoroughbred horse racing since 1871. Currently Country Racing Victoria schedules two race meetings per year at the venue, the Towong Cup meeting (traditional held in early March) & the Squizzy Taylor Dash meeting (traditional held in late December). [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Towong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Towong Turf Club, archived from the original on August 4, 2008, retrieved 2009-05-07 

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